22 Feb 07
Imagine that you moved into a new empty apartment. You buy stuff for the apartment, furniture, utensils, food, etc. But everytime you buy something, you move it all in the living room until the living room is full. Then you move new stuff into the kitchen, and when full, move new stuff into the bedroom. If you're hungry, you may have to go to the living searching for food and sometimes the bedroom. You might have to search for spices in the bathroom. Nothing is organized. When you defragment, you organize the apartment so that the food items are all in the kitchen, TV and electronics in the living room, etc. Next time you need to make food, everything will be in the kitchen, close to you; no searching around and no extra walking around to other rooms. You can imagine that each room in your apartment is a computer program. It'll run quicker if all the pieces of the program is next to each other, not spread out across your hard drive
14 Feb 07
Files on hard disk are fragmented in many pieces and they are arranged in the first empty slots... if there are not the needed slots one after the other, the same file has pieces all over the hard disk surface. So defragmentation takes all the pieces of each file and rearranges them one near other.
14 Feb 07
Hi sreerajvs007! Welcome to myLot! For my personal view of what is Defragment it is a Windows-based tool that rearranges files, folders, programs, and unused space on your computer's hard disk. This is occasionally necessary because of the way files are stored on disk. Hope this be of help.